Cross Country / Track

Participating in Tampa Bay HEAT’s fall cross country season is convenient for families with kids of all grade levels, 3rd thru 12th grade. (We have another running season in Jan that will include k-2nd grade) All High school, middle school and elementary practices are scheduled at the same time and in the same place.

There are no tryouts for cross country, however if you have a high schooler that is interested in running cross country in the fall, please reach out to me during the summer, Coach Laura, 813-625-1417 for some summer running workouts. 

2022 Fall High School Cross Country

Season: Fall

Starts: HS Monday, Aug 1st, 2022 Ends: Nov 5th 2022

Weekly Practice Schedule:

  • Time: 7am to 8:30am
  • Mon, Wed at Sterns Park, 
  • Tues, Thurs at Sydney Dover Horse Trails

Practice Locations:

  • Sterns Park, 3601 Stearns Park Rd, Valrico, FL 33596
  • Sydney Dover Horse Trails 4120 E State Rd 60, Dover, FL 33527

HS Cross Country Meet Schedule:

All races are 5k. High School athletes must compete in min of 5 cross country meets.

  • Aug 1st 1st official practice. 
  • Aug 26, Friday 5:30pm Babe Zaharias Tampa, FL
  • Sept 2nd or 3rd looking for HS meet
  • Sept 10th, Saturday AM Seffner Invite Lakeland, FL
  • Sept 17, Saturday AM Central Bears Invite Brooksville, FL
  • Sept 24th, The Abbey Invite St Leo, FL
  • Oct 1st, Saturday, Land O Lakes Invite or FLrunners in Lakeland
  • Oct. 7th or 8th looking for a HS meet
  • Oct 15th, Saturday AM Private School Championship in Tampa
  • Oct 18th to Oct 22, Date TBD for District meet
  • Oct 28th Friday, Regional Meet place TBD
  • Nov 5th State Championship in Tallahassee

Cost: $225

Uniforms are provided with $50 deposit.

We are currently exploring uniform options and may have the option of purchasing your jersey. Many of our athletes prefer to keep their jerseys as a keepsake of their high school years.

There is mandatory FHSAA paperwork that must be completed to participate in high school-level sports. This must be completed and submitted before the first practice.

There will be an opportunity for assistance with FHSAA paperwork on July 21st from 8-10 AM at the Homeschool Resource Center. There will be an opportunity for paperwork assistance and for physicals (required to participate in high school level sports) on July 28th from 10:00 AM-Noon. Please contact Dr. April Lee at Spinedoc_34232@yahoo.com or 941-809-1706 to schedule.

Our FHSAA Paperwork Administrator, Angie Bailey will be at the meetings to answer questions, notarize forms and collect completed paperwork. Contact Angie with questions at 630.488.0031 or abailey423@yahoo.com

Middle School and Elementary Cross Country

MS 6th thru 8th grade, Elementary 3rd thru 5th grade

Starts: Middle School Monday, Aug 8th, 2022 Ends:Oct 29th, 2022

Weekly Practice Schedule:

  • Time: 7am to 8:30am
  • Mon, Wed at Sterns Park, 
  • (Voluntary,MS only ) Tues, Thurs at Sydney Dover Horse Trails

Practice Locations:

  • Sterns Park, 3601 Stearns Park Rd, Valrico, FL 33596
  •  Sydney Dover Horse Trails 4120 E State Rd 60, Dover, FL 33527

Elem & MS Cross Country Meet Schedule:

No min meets required for MS and Elem. Elem race distance: 2k. Middle school race distance 3k

  • Aug 8th 1st day of practice and New Parent info meeting. 
  • Sept 2nd or 3rd looking for meet
  • Sept 9th, Friday PM, MS/ ELEM Holloway Park Jamboree Lakeland, FL
  • Sept 17, Saturday AM, MS only Central Bears Invite Brooksville, FL 
  • Sept 24th, Saturday, MS/ELEM The Abbey Invite St Leo, FL
  • Oct. 7th or 8th Friday or Saturday possible meet
  • Oct 15th, Saturday AM MS/ELEM  Private School Championship in Tampa
  • Oct 22, Saturday, MS/ELEM Bay Area MS Championship in Tampa
  • Oct 28th Friday PM, ELEM, FLYRA Championship in Lakeland. Parent Volunteering
  • Oct 29th, Saturday AM, MS FLYRA Championship in Lakeland. Parent Volunteering
  • Oct 31st, Monday AM Year end breakfast party for MS/ELEM
  • Sept 9th, Sept 17, Sept 24th, Oct 15th, High School will be attending the same meets as MS and Elem.

Feel free to reach out to Coach Laura Fredrickson for more info or if you have any questions.

Coach Laura: Lauraf4584@gmail.com | 813-625-1417

Cost: $90

Uniforms are provided with $50 deposit.

We are currently exploring uniform options and may have the option of purchasing your jersey. Many of our athletes prefer to keep their jerseys as a keepsake. This uniform would be cross-country/track specific.

Register HERE to let us know you plan to participate in the upcoming cross country season!

There is mandatory FHSAA paperwork that must be completed to participate in high school-level sports. This must be completed and submitted before the first practice.

There will be an opportunity for assistance with FHSAA paperwork on July 21st from 8-10 AM at the Homeschool Resource Center. There will be an opportunity for paperwork assistance and for physicals (required to participate in high school level sports) on July 28th from 10:00 AM- Noon. Please contact Dr. April Lee at Spinedoc_34232@yahoo.com or 941-809-1706 to schedule.

Our FHSAA Paperwork Administrator, Angie Bailey will be at the meetings to answer questions, notarize forms and collect completed paperwork. Contact Angie with questions at 630.488.0031 or abailey423@yahoo.com

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